Insights And Expertise

The Energy transition shifts gears (and that is great news)

These days, the Intersolar fair is taking place in Munich. It has been the lead fair for the global solar boom and has become an icon of the energy transition. It is also one of the best places to take the pulse of the future energy industry. This time, there was a...

India Economic Status Check: Pride or Prejudice?

I spent the last week back in India, where I have lived for seven years before. During my visit, I discussed India’s economic situation with both business partners and friends. I often simply ask: “In your view, is India’s economy going in the right...

Can we build climate friendly cities in factories?

We are currently in the midst of the world’s largest human migration. It takes place mainly within countries, as a shift from the rural areas to the cities. This is most pronounced in poor and rapidly developing parts of Africa and Asia. New cities spring up....

Can India learn from Germany’s solar story?

Over the past few years, as the German solar market has slowed to a steady, unsubsidised pace, India has emerged as one of the most dynamic new markets. It wants to build as much as 40 GW rooftop solar by 2022 and a total of 100 GW. Is the German solar story a success...

Wanted: Business Models for the Energy Future

The energy world is changing fast. Investments into renewable energy are outpacing investments into traditional energy. The incumbents, unused to this pace of change and tied down by large asset bases and long-term investment strategies, are struggling. The first who...